DFB-Pokal Winner Predictions and Betting Odds 2022/23

  • The DFB-Pokal is the principal cup competition in German soccer
  • It was founded in 1935 and is still going strong more than 85 years later
  • Bayern Munich are comfortably the most successful side in DFB-Pokal history

The DFB-Pokal is the principal cup competition in German soccer. It was launched in 1935, which makes it 28 years older than the Bundesliga. The final has been held at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin every season since 1985.

The 2022/23 edition of the DFB-Pokal will begin on July 29 and will conclude with the final on June 3. Sixty-four teams will enter the competition, including all 18 Bundesliga clubs.

DFB-Pokal Winner 2022/23 Odds

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DFB-Pokal Winner 2022/23 Odds
Bayern Munich +140
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Borussia Dortmund +400
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RB Leipzig +800
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Eintracht Frankfurt +1600
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Borussia Monchengladbach +1800
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Wolfsburg +2000
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Hoffenheim +2200
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DFB-Pokal Predictions

Who Will Win the DFB-Pokal 2022/23?

The odds for the winner of the DFB-Pokal 2022/23 are similar to those for the Bundesliga title. A top-flight team will almost certainly win the tournament, and it stands to reason that the biggest clubs in the division have a better chance than most.

Because this is a knockout competition, it is easier to envisage Bayern Munich not triumphing than it is over the course of a 34-game league season. Yet the Bavarians have dominated the DFB-Pokal throughout its history, and they will fancy their chances of coming out on top this term.

Borussia Dortmund are the second-favorites. They have won the DFB-Pokal just three times since the turn of the century, a record they will be looking to improve upon. RB Leipzig will be a force again and Bayer Leverkusen, the runners-up in 2020, will expect to be there or thereabouts.

As far as outsiders go, the sportsbooks reckon Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Monchengladbach, Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg have an equal chance of success. Be sure to check back here throughout the season as the odds shift in line with results.

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Who Were the DFB-Pokal 2022 Winners?

RB Leipzig won the DFB-Pokal in the 2021/22 campaign, overcoming Borussia Dortmund in the final. It was the first time Leipzig had got their hands on the trophy, having finished as runners-up in 2019 and 2021.

Leipzig beat Sandhausen, Babelsberg, Hansa Rostock, Hannover and Union Berlin to reach the final, where they defeated Freiburg 4-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time. Leipzig had two players sent off but still managed to see off their opponents.

Which Team Has Won the DFB-Pokal Most?

Club Number of Victories
Bayern Munich 20
Werder Bremen 6
Eintracht Frankfurt 5
Borussia Dortmund 5
Schalke 5
Koln 4
Nurnberg 4
Stuttgart 3
Hamburg 3
Borussia Monchengladbach 3

Who Won the Last 10 DFB-Pokal Trophies?

Club Season
RB Leipzig 2021/22
Borussia Dortmund 2020/21
Bayern Munich 2019/20
Bayern Munich 2018/19
Eintracht Frankfurt 2017/18
Borussia Dortmund 2016/17
Bayern Munich 2015/16
Wolfsburg 2014/15
Bayern Munich 2013/14
Bayern Munich 2012/13

DFB-Pokal FAQ

How Important is DFB-Pokal?

The DFB-Pokal is third on the list of priorities for major German sides, behind the Bundesliga and the Champions League (or other European competition).

That said, its history and prestige means it is still a prize that every club hopes to win at the start of each season. RB Leipzig were certainly delighted to lift the trophy for the first time in 2021/22.

What Does DFB-Pokal Mean?

The DFB-Pokal, or the DFB Cup, is the equivalent of the FA Cup in England. ‘DFB’ stands for Deutscher Fussball-Bund, which is the German Football Association. The competition was called the Tschammer-Pokal until 1943.

How Do You Qualify for the DFB-Pokal?

All 18 Bundesliga clubs automatically qualify for the DFB-Pokal, as well as the 18 teams in the 2. Bundesliga. Four sides from the 3. Liga also take part in the DFB-Pokal, along with 24 sides from the 21 regional associations of the DFB.

How Does the DFB-Pokal Work?

Sixty-four teams participate in the DFB-Pokal each year. Unlike the FA Cup in England and the Copa del Rey in Spain, all 18 Bundesliga clubs enter the DFB-Pokal in the first round. There is seeding, however, which prevents two top-flight sides facing each other at this early stage of the tournament.

Seeding is also present in the second round to keep Bundesliga teams apart. Thereafter, there is an unseeded draw all the way to the final. All six rounds, including the final, are one-legged matches. In the event of a tie, 30 minutes of extra time is played. If the teams still cannot be separated, a penalty shoot-out ensues.

Is the DFB-Pokal Trophy Made of Gold?

As the DFB’s official website explains: “The DFB-Pokal trophy is 54 centimeters tall, weighs 6.25 kilograms and has been crafted using gold-plated sterling silver, 210 grams of pure gold as well as 12 tourmalines, 12 rock crystals and 18 nephrites.”

Do DFB-Pokal Winners Get Europa League?

The winners of the DFB-Pokal qualify for the following season’s Europa League, provided they do not go on to qualify via their final position in the Bundesliga.

If that is the case, the Europa League spot is handed to the highest-place team in the league who has not otherwise qualified for continental soccer. The DFB-Pokal winners also take part in the next campaign’s DFL-Supercup, a one-off game against the Bundesliga champions.

How Can I Watch the DFB-Pokal on TV?

Soccer fans based in the United States can watch the DFB-Pokal on ESPN+.

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